EEO - Affirmative Action: Maryland
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Frank L. Kollman, Kollman & Saucier, PA
- Construction contractors that are not themselves minority or women-owned enterprises should undertake good faith efforts to subcontract with such businesses. See Construction Set-Asides for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses.
- Maryland does not mandate that private employers undertake affirmative action, but it does have some general requirements for contractors. See Affirmative Action in Employment.
- Maryland and local jurisdictions generally have preferred compromise to litigation when the government's affirmative programs are challenged. See Legal Standing and Challenges.